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HMSA reports $14.6 million profit for third quarter

Emily Boerger | Nov 17, 2017 | Hawaii

5 Things Hawaii: Michael Gold, Hilton Raethel, Brian Schatz

| Nov 1, 2017 | Hawaii

I hope your week has been full of treats rather than tricks! Last night was full of too much candy at our house. We'll be trying to siphon off sugar from our kids' stockpile for the next few days without them knowing...  I wish us all luck. We're working with...[ Read More ]

Hawaii's silver plans more expensive than gold

| Oct 31, 2017 | Hawaii

Hawaii is one of twelve states on healthcare.gov where the average monthly premium for a silver plan is higher than the average monthly premium for a gold plan, without taking subsides into account. Due to President Trump’s consistent threats to stop cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs), which he ultimately did, insurers...[ Read More ]

After 43‐year career serving HMSA members, Chief Executive Officer Michael A. Gold to retire

| Oct 31, 2017 | Hawaii

The Board of Directors of the Hawai‘i Medical Service Association (HMSA) today announced the retirement of Chief Executive Officer Michael A. Gold at the end of the year, and named HMSA President and Chief Operating Officer Michael B. Stollar as president and chief executive officer starting January 1, 2018. “I’ve...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Hilton Raethel

Kylie Walsh | Oct 30, 2017 | Hawaii

Hilton Raethel, President and CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii, joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to talk about healthcare conventionalities surrounding end of life care. One of the trends that we’re focusing on is around end of life care. Now, the United States is an...[ Read More ]

Mayor Carvalho announces candidacy for Lieutenant Governor

Emily Boerger | Oct 26, 2017 | Hawaii

In a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. officially announced his candidacy for Hawaii’s next lieutenant governor. The mayor, who was also contemplating a run for governor, decided the Lt. Gov. position was the “best fit.” In his announcement, Mayor Carvalho spoke about the importance of...[ Read More ]

North Hawaii Community Hospital granted $25 million for ER expansion

Emily Boerger | Oct 25, 2017 | Hawaii

Hawaii’s State Health Planning and Development Agency approved a $25 million emergency room expansion for North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) earlier this month. The hospital, located in Kamuela on Hawaii Island, is a 35-bed nonprofit hospital that serves about 30,000 residents and visitors of North Hawaii per year. Currently, their...[ Read More ]